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Militants involved in driver kidnapping held

Imphal, Dec 30 (NENA): Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three militants of the United Naga People Council/Ching Tam Liberation Army (UNPC/CTLA) who were involved in the recent kidnapping of a truck driver who was later released.

A police statement identified them as Lamgoulun Misao, 30, the outfit’s self-styled in-charge PRO of Hills, hailing from Toulbung Matayong village, Churachandpur district, but presently staying at Thamnapokpi Mayai Leikai under Lamlai Police Station,  Moirangthem Bungcha Meitei, 30, self-styled in-charge PRO of valley, hailing from Thamnapokpi Mayai Leikai, and Redeemson Muivah, 21, a self-styled sergeant of the outfit, hailing from Yaingangpokpi Muirei, Ukhrul district.

Two of the them were arrested at Lamlai Mayai Leikai and the third one at Mantripukhri Friends Colony during operation on December 29 at about 4:30 pm, the statement said.

One 9 mm pistol loaded with five rounds in the magazine, four mobile phones along with Sim Cards, one Dio scooter red in colour were recovered from their possession.

Lamgoulun Misao and Moirangthem Bungcha Meitei disclosed that on December 28 their group kidnapped one Tata truck driver Adakho mao from Motbung in between Pangmol and Kholep villages under Sapormeina Police Station on the instruction of Major Anagam of the outfit for a ransom of Rs 13 lakh, according the police statement said.  

It said that accordingly during the operation the police tactically made them to release `the driver safely.

The arrested and the recovered items are being handed over to Lamlai Police Station for necessary legal action, it said, adding that Sapormeina police will also be informed for action.

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